Your success at EIU is determined not only by the quality of your academic work, but also by how quickly you connect to the EIU campus. To assist you in your transition, EIU requires you to participate in the orientation and transition programs; our two-part process to becoming an official EIU student.
You will attend our Orientation, Advisement & Registration program to complete several important steps:
Coming to Eastern opens a new chapter in your life. The transition from high school to the university setting is an exciting time filled with a myriad of opportunities. This transition also raises a number of questions and concerns regarding your first year here at Eastern Illinois University. We promise your orientation day will provide you with more than a class schedule; it will prepare and excite you for your Freshman year at EIU.
Once you have paid your New Student Enrollment Deposit of $150 you can sign up for an orientation date through myEIU. Freshman students will be e-mailed an invitation to the program. The invitation will contain a program reservation link to myEIU. Students will need to complete the reservation form online to secure a program date. Click here for a detailed program schedule.
Students Entering Fall 2018
You will participate in EIU's transition (Prowl) program when you arrive on campus for your first semester. Students enrolling in Summer and Fall 2018 Prowl will start on Friday, August 17, 2018.
This program is designed to assist you with:
Educational and social opportunities
Connecting to EIU
Providing a foundation for personal and academic success
You will learn more about this program during your Orientation, Advisement & Registration day.